My newest exploration of Classical Greek figures is called Full Fathom Five. With these works, I imagine the decay or "sea change" described by Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest:
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
In these portraits, time on the ocean floor has replaced their eyes with pearls and thread and they are everywhere encrusted with beads.
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Full Fathom Five at the Sarasota Arts Center, 2016
Fishtail Maiden, 2017
Converge , 2017
Balancing Act, 2016
High Tide, 2016
Silver Crown, 2016
Mother of Pearl, 2016